"Santa Ana winds outpaced our firefighting resources," Ventura County Fire Department Assistant Chief Chad Cook told KTLA.
"We're doing our best to attack this fire from the air, but extreme winds prohibits our ability," Fire Capt. Stan Ziegler told the Times.
Forecasters at the National Weather Service issued a red flag fire warning and predicted winds could gust between 40 mph and 50 mph in valleys and coastal areas, and between 60 mph and 70 mph in the mountains, the newspaper reported.
The second fire was burning near Woolsey Canyon Road, KNBC reported. It crossed over the ridgeline that separates Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, the Times reported.
“We think there’s potential, if the wind picks up, for it to move down the hill toward Oak Park, Calabasas, Agoura, Westlake Village,” Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen told the newspaper. “That’s not an immediate threat.”